18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Fizzy Ground

A clownfish peeking on the volcanic seeps that release carbon dioxide from the seafloor alongside diverse and healthy coral reefs. These seeps offer a unique and authentic 'natural laboratory' for the study of the effects of ocean acidification and global warming on coral reefs.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Ambitle Island, Papua New Guinea
Camera: ILCE-7RM3
Copyright: © Tom Shlesinger